More Sudanese soldiers go to Yemen

Author : Mircea Birca | Monday, November 9, 2015
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Aden – A 400-strong Sudanese force arrived in Yemen’s port city Aden on Monday in support of pro-government forces preparing to confront a possible new offensive by rebels on the country’s south.

Yemen’s loyalist forces, backed by Saudi-led coalition strikes, supplies and troops, pushed the rebels out of Aden as part of an operation launched in July to take back southern territories lost to renegade forces.

Four other southern provinces – Lahj, Daleh, Abyan and Shabwa – were also retaken by the forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

But the Iran-backed rebels this weekend retook several positions in the south.

“More than 400 Sudanese soldiers landed in Aden” as part of the coalition battling the rebels since March, said a commander of Yemeni forces loyal to Hadi.

These will join 500 Sudanese soldiers who arrived in Aden on October 19, part of whom were deployed in the main southern city and the strategic Al-Anad airbase in adjacent Lahj province, the source told AFP.

Their arrival comes amid a mobilisation of loyalist forces to block a possible attempt by the rebels to re-enter Aden.

“General mobilisation was been declared in Daleh,” where the rebels recaptured the province’s second-city, Damt, on Saturday, a local official said.

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